Being South Australian, you may be mistaken for thinking this was a recipe for making Arnott’s Yoyo’s a bit more cheerful. It isn’t. It’s WAY better than that! These biscuits literally look like to a toy yoyo and you’ll want to devour them immediately. They’re THAT scrumptious. Another great recipe from The Colourful Housewife. Enjoy!

Rainbow Yoyos


180g butter
½ cup plain flour
½ cup custard powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
⅓ cup icing sugar
1 cup self raising flour

For the filling:
250g icing sugar
40g butter, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla esence
½ tsp lemon juice
Food colouring of your choice


Preheat oven to 180 celsius
Line two baking trays with baking paper
Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl
Add the butter and vanilla essence
Beat with a stand mixer, thermomix on speed 4 or hand-held beaters until smooth and creamy
Sift into the bowl the self raising flour, plain flour and custard powder
Stir well to combine
Roll mixture into teaspoonful sized balls and place 5cm apart on the prepared baking trays
Press the tops of the balls lightly with a fork
Bake for 12 minutes or until just lightly golden
Leave to cool on the trays for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely
To make the filling, beat the butter, vanilla essence and lemon juice until well smooth and creamy
Slowly add the sifted icing sugar, beating well in between additions
When the mixture completed combined and smooth, separate mixture into 4 different bowls (or how ever many colours you would like to do
add a different food colour to each mixture
Join two biscuits together with 1tsp of filling
store in an air tight container, as they will go to firm in the fridge
Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee… or perhaps a wine or Bailey’s once the kids are in bed?


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